Building and Maintenance
Koi Pond Building, Maintenance, and Filtration
The construction of a koi pond
is both a work of art and engineering. The resulting pond must
be beautiful to look at and at the same time serve its primary
purpose - to provide a good home for your koi.
Many novice and uninitiated koi
hobbyists start koi keeping by digging a hole on the ground and
filling it with water, only to find out later on that what they
built lacked the necessities to keep their koi alive and happy.
Filtration, which is a basic requirement of koi pond building, is
often an afterthought, awareness of which only comes when the
erstwhile crystal clear water has turned green. This, of
course, doesn't have to be the case. Every koi hobby newcomer
simply has to spend a little time learning about the hobby before
actually plunging into it.
Koi pond building and
maintenance is a broad area in the koi keeping hobby, covering
various topics that include building the pond itself, filtering it,
and adding decorations to it. Below are links to
articles that discuss the basics of koi pond building and
maintenance. Needless to say, these are 'must read' articles for people
who are planning to go into the koi hobby.
'Must Read' Articles for Koi Pond
KOI POND BUILDING
KOI POND FILTRATION
POND WATER QUALITY - Article # 1
POND WATER QUALITY - Article # 2
CLEARING UP GREEN WATER
PLANTS FOR KOI PONDS
STERILIZING NEW PLANTS FOR YOUR
PROTECTING YOUR PLANTS FROM